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Thanks to all who ‘SERVed’

Thanks to all of you who helped promote our Michigan State University Extension professional development by giving SERV (Sharing Extension Resources Virtually) presentations on May 29 and June 5. Thanks also to those who took the time out to participate in the sessions. If you weren’t able to attend the live sessions, I encourage you to visit at this link: http://od.msue.msu.edu/uploads/files/PD/SERV_recording_links_May-June2014.docx

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There’s still time to submit your proposed offering for SERV

Sharing Extension Resources Virtually (SERV) is an online professional development opportunity we provide twice annually to facilitate skills development among Michigan State University Extension staff. Most offerings are provided by MSU Extension staff or faculty members who have experience worth sharing. Please consider submitting a proposal for one or more SERV sessions of three possible lengths: 10, 25 or 50 minutes. Sessions can focus on core competencies and skills, knowledge or information relevant to some aspect of MSU Extension, or reports of projects or programs you think your colleagues should know about. And feel free to submit (and host) sessions led by colleagues and partners from outside MSUE. Our one request is that you make your sessions engaging and participatory. Click on this link for more information and to apply. The last day to submit a proposal is April 24.

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Register now for SERV

Register now for the SERV – Sharing Extension Resources Virtually.

Your participation requires no travel other than getting to your office. Sessions will take place at your desk June 17 from 9 a.m. to noon and from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sign up now for your choice of sessions.

Please register by June 12.

For more information about session options, go to fec.msue.msu.edu.

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Register for SERV

Register now for the inaugural session of  SERV– Sharing Extension Resources Virtually. Your participation requires no travel, other thangetting to your office. Sessions will place at your desk March 18 from 9 a.m. to noon and from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sign up now for your choice of sessions. Listen to the MSU Extension Update webinar March 4 at 4 p.m. for more information.

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Deadline for SERV proposals extended

The SERV (Sharing Extension Resources Virtually) program is intended to extend the professional development opportunities that traditionally have been concentrated at Fall Extension Conference to other times of the year, making use of online technology. The SERV Team has extended the deadline to submit proposals for the first round of online workshops. You’ll now have till Jan. 25 to come up with creative session ideas for the March 18 event. See my previous Spotlight article for details on the three types of sessions you can choose from to present.

If you have questions, visit the SERV website or contact any member of the SERV team: Doug Brahee, Megghan Honke, Cheryl Peters, Luke Reese, Matt Shane or Lela Vandenberg.

 Submit your request for proposals on the SERV website.

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Prepare to SERV

With the holidays coming up, it’s easy to get distracted with trying to deal with preparations for the big day while continuing to do our jobs. With our minds filled with decorating, buying gifts and making goodies as well as the usual work-related issues, it’s hard to sometimes remember to get to everything on that to-do list. That’s why I’m reminding you today about an important deadline that I hope does not get lost in the holiday hubbub.

Don’t forget to submit your proposals for the first 2013 Sharing Extension Resources Virtually (SERV) by Jan. 11, 2013. Start thinking about ideas now. SERV will feature many professional development opportunities you can present, attend or both.

Feedback from Fall Extension Conference experiences reflected an interest in having virtual learning opportunities spread throughout the year. SERV will offer three opportunities for online learning in 2013: March 18, June 17 and September 23. All run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The SERV Team makes it easy for both the presenter and attendee by offering three types of sessions:

  • Ignite: 5-minute presentation with 20 PowerPoint slides or fewer
  • Lightning Round: 25-minute session with at least 10 minutes of interaction and discussion
  • Traditional Interactive: 50-minute session with at least 15 minutes of interaction and discussion

You may have a particular professional development need you’d like a colleague to cover in SERV. Please share this information with that person – even if they are an Extension employee from another state or someone outside of Extension. We can tap into a wealth of resources to assist us in doing our jobs more effectively.

Find out more, or submit your proposal on the SERV website at http://www.events.anr.msu.edu/event.cfm?folder=rfpmarch2013.

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